Module Title:French II
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; problem solving exercises - student will work as part of a team and will work together to resolve various business scenarios through French. Class Discussion/Debate - Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class sessions which will develop their analytical and communication skills. E-Learning - It is envisaged that the module will be supported with on-line learning materials. Self-Direct Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop a strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to build on language knowledge previously acquired in French I. The module also aims to assist the student in becoming a more independent user of the language. This emphasis of this module is the practical nature of the language and its implementation in everyday communicative situations. This module also aims to further develop students knowledge of business and commercial French through business vocabulary and other documentation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Comprehend the main points of a conversation or short spoken text from a variety of audio and visual material.
LO2 Present a travel timetable, make enquiries about travel and buy travel documentation.
LO3 Express feelings, opinions and sentiments on a range of topics.
LO4 Conduct basic commercial transactions through the language and translate business documentation.
LO5 Use a variety of more advanced grammatical structures and tenses.
LO6 Extract the main points from and summarise a variety of basic texts.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. General Language Skills
Writing a brief paragraph to present a completed activity; reading an article and extracting main points; giving directions; taking and leaving phone messages; reading basic business correspondence (letters, emails); writing a paragraph to describe a product; translating and completing basic business/commercial documents.
2. Oral & Listening Skills
The following areas will be covered through oral classes: expressing opinion and feelings; completing a basic presentation of a company; conducting business over the phone - describing a product - shape/form/function; discussing future plans.
3. Grammar/Use of French
Grammar topics studied should include: partitive articles; pronouns (possessive and demonstrative); relative pronouns, passive and active voice; imperfect tense; expressions of necessity; verbs of desire, need, want, preference; expressions of quantity; present participle.
4. Business & Commercial French
Overview of a company; description of the internal structure of a company and its functions; presenting an agenda at a meeting; vocabulary for conducting meetings; introduction to basic business and commercial activities (ordering, delivery, payment).
5. Understanding France
French working life; sectors of activity; current affairs; French economy.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Oral Examination/Interview French Oral Presentation/Interview 1,2,3,6 20.00 Sem 2 End
Other CA/Assessments/Grammar tests/Homework assignments/Translation exercises/Blackboard activities and quizzes 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,4,5,6 50.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer Supervised Learning Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 3.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 2 Elective
CW_BRLMB_B Bachelor of Business(Honours) in Management 2 Elective